Brent Rooker named American League Player of the Week

May 1st, 2023

OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland A’s outfielder Brent Rooker was named American League Player of the Week as announced today on MLB Network.

Rooker went 10-for-24 (.417) with eight runs scored, a double, five home runs and 11 RBI in seven games last week.  He added six walks and two hit by pitches for a .545 on-base percentage, slugged 1.083 and had a 1.629 OPS.  Rooker began the week with his second two-homer game of the season and his career on Monday against the Angels when he hit back-to-back home runs with Jesús Aguilar twice in the same game.  He reached base safely five times on Friday against the Reds when he went 3-for-3 with a walk, hit by pitch, home run and two RBI.  Overall, he ranks fifth in the majors in home runs (9) and tied for 10th in RBI (22).

Rooker is the first Athletic to win AL Player of the Week honors since Frankie Montas on Aug. 9, 2020.  He is the first non-pitcher to win the award since Mark Canha on Aug. 25, 2019.